Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Humourless Students II - Nanny Bans Crossdressing
Oh dear, it seems that the attack of "humourlessness" that has affected the students of Oxford University has spread to those who study at Exeter University.
For reasons best known to themselves, the leaders of the university's Student Guild, recently got their knickers in a twist over cross dressing and decreed that it could be deemed as offensive as ‘blacking up’.
Now, in my simple mind, I thought that students were rather open minded and that if chaps wished to put on dresses and ladies wished to put on trousers, then that would be perfectly acceptable so long as it didn't frighten the horses.
Apparently not, for it seems that some chaps want to dress up as ladies purely for fun (eg post sporting event or pre celebration).
As we know, "fun" has been banned by Nanny's humourless students!
Nanny's Student Guild was worried that cross dressing would be deemed insulting to ‘gender-queer’ students.
“The Guild is aware that there are several trans-identified students at Exeter and more who express their identity as gender-queer.
To parody this appearance is crass and offensive on the same level as ethnicity.
While 'blacking up' in various guises is not unlawful...by parodying an appearance you are taking on the public performance of a group of persons in a stereotypical or (sometimes) mocking way.
The Guild does not act in disciplinary fashion against members of the student body for performances of this nature, but we do express disapproval of unthinking and insulting appearances against minority student groups in particular - before you dress up in this fashion we would ask that you reconsider your actions and act in a culturally sensitive way so as not to give offence.
The Guild is not demanding that all such performances stop. We are merely asking for your consideration in making sure that your own individual behaviour is not harming, insulting or mocking another student."
On this basis I assume that "Little Britain", "The Two Ronnies", Danny La Rue films, all pantomimes etc etc are all banned on campus?
My advice to the students of Exeter, loosen up a bit; if you are this "anal" at your age, what will you be like when you are my age?
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